Rebecca Brown is the author of twelve books including American Romances, The Gifts of the Body, and The Dogs: A Modern Bestiary. Her play The Toaster, commissioned by New City Theater, premiered at On the Boards. She wrote the libretto for The Onion Twins, a dance opera produced by Better Biscuit. An adaptation of The Terrible Girls was presented by About Face Theater (Chicago). Her altered books have been exhibited throughout the United States and Canada. Her work has been translated into Japanese, German, Italian, and more. She has read from her work and lectured in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Rome, New York, and elsewhere.